Willamette University announces a full-time position for a Women’s Tennis Head Coach. Directs all areas associated with the women's tennis program including: practice and competition preparation; student-athlete recruitment; student leadership development; and budget management.



The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following functions, which are not listed in any particular order of importance or significance:

  • Directs and coordinates all aspects of the women's tennis program, serving as head coach.
  • Recruits qualified student-athletes for admission to a demanding academic environment.
  • Provides leadership and instruction in the personal and athletic development of student-athletes, including counseling team members in academic, disciplinary and personal matters.
  • Prepares and manages program budget, including purchasing of equipment and other supplies as needed.
  • Makes team travel arrangements including accommodations, transportation and meals.
  • Observes all conference, NCAA and university rules and regulations.
  • Schedules competitions and practices within university, Northwest Conference and NCAA Division III guidelines.
  • Teaches the fundamental principles and techniques of tennis (i.e. competition, traditions and sportsmanship) as well as the philosophy of the sport.
  • Is proactive in all matters pertaining to safety among staff and participants.
  • Represents the department and University in public relations efforts.
  • Participates in department and Division planning and staff meetings, representing the women's tennis program and/or Willamette athletic department.
  • Cooperate with all coaches and administrative staff within the athletics program to enhance overall department operation and student-athlete experience.
  • Additional administrative responsibilities and duties will be assigned by the Director of Athletics.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent required. 
  • Three years’ experience coaching high school, club or college tennis, with preference given to college coaching experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of all applicable NCAA Division III and Conference rules as they apply to tennis.
  • Must be able to successfully articulate the values of a liberal arts education and the role intercollegiate athletics plays in the development of student athletes.
  • Ability to recruit outstanding student-athletes to a strong academic environment.
  • Possess strong leadership, organizational, communication and management skills; serves as a role model for student-athletes.
  • Ability to effectively teach and coach students in both an individual and team setting.
  • Must demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills and must be able to work effectively with staff, faculty and other members of the University.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in English, both orally and in writing, including the ability to communicate instructions pertaining to athletic matters in an athletic coaching setting.
  • Ability to execute those physical activities required to perform the essential functions of the position.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use computers and a variety of software applications.
  • Ability to effectively interact with a wide variety of people in a manner that positively portrays the University and its programs, personnel, and philosophies.
  • Must possess a current driver’s license valid in the state of Oregon or the ability to obtain one within 60 days of hire date and satisfactory driving record insurable by the University’s insurer.
  • Ability to work independently as well as establish and maintain harmonious relations with other staff, faculty and students.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of diversity and inclusion best practices.



  • Master's degree. College coaching experience.

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